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Badgers in the NFL: Russell Wilson, J.J. Watt and DeAndre Levy star in Week 14

It was a sack party (NSFW?) for former Badgers this past week in the NFL and Russell Wilson absolutely eviscerated the Eagles defense.

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I assume that a good number of the readers here on Bucky's 5th Quarter are also Packers fans, yes? Well, that game last night sure got a little too exciting. I do feel partially responsible, because I missed the entire first half due to dinner plans and as soon as I got home and turned on the game, Matt Ryan threw that deep ball to Julio Jones. I guess I'm just sorry I worried all you Packers fans for the second half of the Monday night game.

As usual, former Badgers delivered a number of standout performances in the NFL's Week 14 slate of games. It has been rare for UW offensive alumni to outdo their defensive brethren, but this week Russell Wilson dropped an impressive stat line for the Seahawks. Wilson went 22-of-37 for 263 yards and two touchdowns (no picks) and also ran for 48 yards and another touchdown. Meanwhile, Mark Sanchez threw for under 100 yards and I really didn't fare well with football this weekend. Wilson was also one for one in being accused of sleeping with someone else's girlfriend but then being apologized to for it. Soooooooo, pretty good week I guess?

Beau Allen didn't record any tackles for the Eagles, but Riley Cooper had one. Riley Cooper is the worst.

You know, I started with Wilson, but J.J. Watt could have easily led off this post. Dude had another monster game on Sunday, this time taking it to the Jaguars. Watt had three sacks and five quarterback hits, while four of his five total tackles were for a loss and he also managed to defend a pass. He didn't have any receiving targets which is probably why Ryan Fitzpatrick didn't have a passing touchdown. Watt has 14.5 sacks (third in the league) on the year and is two away from tying the franchise record in only his fourth season.

Joining Watt at the sack party was DeAndre Levy. Levy helped the Lions stay within striking distance of the Packers in the NFC North by notching two sacks of his own on Sunday. Levy also had five tackles, bringing his season total to 121, and two QB hits.

Jim Leonhard picked up a sack as well, his first since 2009, as the Browns lost by one to the Colts. Leonhard also had seven tackles and a pass defended. Unrelated, but the Browns employ a man named Barkevious Mingo. This will never not make me laugh.

Tackling Robot Borland had 14 total stops (one for loss) and is now tied for 10th in the league in tackles (101 total). He only played backup snaps for the first half of the year. Chris Borland will be taking home some awards at the end of the year, which is my scalding hot take for this post. Also, LOL at the 49ers losing to the Raiders.

Lance Kendricks had one catch for 11 yards for the Rams and scored as many points as the Redskins did. Nick Toon is slowly growing into a more integral role for the Saints as he caught four balls for 45 yards against the Panthers. Noted NFL punter Brad Nortman downed two of his four punts inside the 20 for Carolina.

The Weatherman Owen Daniels snagged both of his receiving targets to the tune of 27 yards as Baltimore beat the Dolphins. Jonathan Casillas was solid again for the Patriots, racking up five tackles in New England's road win over San Diego. And lastly, Dez Southward notched one tackle for the Falcons in their comeback attempt against the Packers.